Steep



adjective, steeper, steepest.
1.
having an almost vertical slope or pitch, or a relatively high gradient, as a hill, an ascent, stairs, etc.
2.
(of a price or amount) unduly high; exorbitant:
Those prices are too steep for me.
3.
extreme or incredible, as a statement or story.
4.
high or lofty.
noun
5.
a steep place; declivity, as of a hill.
verb (used with object)
1.
to soak in water or other liquid, as to soften, cleanse, or extract some constituent:
to steep tea in boiling-hot water; to steep reeds for basket weaving.
2.
to wet thoroughly in or with a liquid; drench; saturate; imbue.
3.
to immerse in or saturate or imbue with some pervading, absorbing, or stupefying influence or agency:
an incident steeped in mystery.
verb (used without object)
4.
to lie soaking in a liquid.
noun
5.
the act or process of steeping or the state of being steeped.
6.
a liquid in which something is steeped.
adjective
1.

having or being a slope or gradient approaching the perpendicular
(as noun): the steep

2.
(informal) (of a fee, price, demand, etc) unduly high; unreasonable (esp in the phrase that’s a bit steep)
3.
(informal) excessively demanding or ambitious: a steep task
4.
(Brit, informal) (of a statement) extreme or far-fetched
5.
(obsolete) elevated
verb
1.
to soak or be soaked in a liquid in order to soften, cleanse, extract an element, etc
2.
(transitive; usually passive) to saturate; imbue: steeped in ideology
noun
3.
an instance or the process of steeping or the condition of being steeped
4.
a liquid or solution used for the purpose of steeping something
steam was coming out of someone’s ears

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